Benji Xie
Benji Xie
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Oak Ridge
Position: Distance
Major: Computer Science

2013: (Indoor): Came fifth in the 3000m at the Harvard Challenge (1/19) with a time of 8:38.21 … finished third in the 5000m with a 14:59.78 at the New England Division III Championships (2/16) … was fourth in the 5000m at NEICAAAs (2/23) in 14:35.68.

2012: Finished fourth in the 5000m (15:24.22) at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference championships (outdoor) ... had a sixth-place finish in the 10,000 (31:34.91) at the New England Division III championships (outdoor) ... Division III All-New England in 10,000m.

Off the Track: Majoring in computer science with a concentration in science, technology and society … also part of the MIT men’s cross country team … conducted web and mobile development at Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP) Lab where he worked on Project TaleBlazer, a smartphone location-based augmented reality game creator … All-New England in the 10,000m … Student Ambassador … committee member for Undergraduate Association Committee on Public Relations … Associate Advisor for the class of 2016.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School … cross country league champion … cross country all-state and all-America in 2006 … Delta River League runner of the year … cross country team MVP … cross country team captain … National Honors Society … AP Scholar with Distinction.

Personal: Son of Louisa Louie and Roger Barth … cousin is in the Hall of Fame at the University of California for water polo and swimming.